Mr Tim Yip, an accounts manager at Schenker Singapore, an integrated logistics services provider, has no qualms about going back to school after working in the logistics industry for over 10 years.
The 39-year-old says that it had always been his intention to understand more about logistics and supply chain in a structured way.
He says: "Logistics is only a subset of a much larger supply chain and I felt that gaining a wider perspective would enable me to build deeper relationships with my clients."
But instead of choosing the popular Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree course, he decided to opt for a specialised master's degree - Master of Science (MSc) in Business with Logistics & Supply Chain Management programme from Northumbria University in Britain.
The course is being offered at Kaplan Higher Education Institute and was started in September last year.
"At first, I was undecided between choosing a general MBA and an MSc. I have friends who advised me that an MBA is the only tool for a person to climb the corporate ladder, but Kaplan's advice was that specialisation is what one should possess," says Mr Yip.
"Since my intention was to gain more knowledge about the supply chain, I decided to go for the MSc instead, which would build on my years of working experience and take my career further."